Group Submissions With Single Attempts > Faculty Support

When a group assignment is set to 'Single Attempt' and the instructor clears a group assignment attempt by clearing each assignment submission individually, rather than by deleting the "group" attempt; the students have no way of being able to submit the assignment again because the assignment tool thinks that there is already a submission, and the instructor has no way of clearing the group attempt as the Grade Center thinks that there is no attempt.

For more information, please see the PDF file link below that provides further information, along with steps to replicate this. Also, a work around is provided below with screen shots.

Blackboard datasheet about this known issue 

Work Around

  1. Within your course, and from the Control Panel, expand the Grade Center and click Assignments. In this example our assignment is titled "Upload Word Document". In the Upload Word Document column in the Grade Center, notice in Figure 1, that two of the students have the needs grading icon. Both of these students are members of the same group.


    Figure 1

  2. Click on the chevron next to the assignment grade column heading, and select Grade Attempts, as pictured in Figure 2.


    Figure 2

  3. On the "Grade Group Attempt: Upload Word Document" page, click the Delete button as displayed in Figure 3.


    Figure 3

Last updated: 06-04-2013